Lots to do, as ever, at Museum of London including:

Mosaic stories
Sat 15 February + Sun 16 February
12pm – 1.30pm + 2.30pm – 4pm

Explore the Queenhithe mosaic that stretches along the banks of the River Thames.

What stories does the mosaic tell us about the engineering of London’s past?

What buildings have been built, what bridges have crossed the river, and what will it look like in the future?

Then create your own engineering-inspired masterpiece to take home!

Monster soup puppets
Sun 16 + Mon 17 February
10.30am – 12.30pm + 13.30pm – 3.30pm

The Thames was once so foul and full of yucky bacteria that an artist called William Heath named the water ‘monster soup’!

Join Moth Physical Theatre to make your own bacteria-inspired monster soup sock puppet. Then discover tricks and tips to perform with it.

Row, row, row your boat
Mon 17, Tue 18 + Wed 19 February
11.30am – 12.20pm + 13.30pm – 2.20pm

Join an adventure and row across the River Thames and time itself in an interactive theatre and music performance.

Discover the secrets of the River Thames, looking at its geography and engineers of its past.

Help avoid the Great Stink, find treasure and enchant the ferrymen!

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Mon 17 + Wed 19 February
12pm – 12.45pm, 2pm – 2.45pm + 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Grab a lab coat and investigate climate change in this investigative family workshop.
Budding scientists can take part in mini demonstrations of water wheels and dams to understand how humans cope with rising water levels.

This workshop is free but ticketed. Please pick up a ticket from the Information desk on the day.

Imperial College presents: The Science of the Thames!
Thu 20 February
11 am – 4 pm

Join students from Imperial College London as they take over the museum to explore the amazing world of science and technology in the River Thames.

Be intrigued and inspired as you investigate your way around the galleries at various stalls run by the students.

This event is drop-in between 11 am-4 pm, but some stalls will have specific timings (see programme of events on the day).

Augmented Reality Sandbox
Thu 20 February
12pm – 1.30pm + 2.30pm – 4pm

Join the River Wey Trust with their Augmented Reality Sandbox and discover more about the topography of the River Thames.

Use your hands to shape the sand and change London’s landscape. Make it rain or drain the river away to see the effects it has. This experience is free but ticketed.

Meet a Londoner from the past
Fri 21 February
11 am – 5 pm

As you explore the galleries you might bump into a visitor from the past.

Dive into smells, sewers, toilets and killer bacteria with a man called Bazalgette and discover all about river Thames inventions that shaped the city we know today.

Or you might find yourself swept into action with AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) Officer Edith Tynan, who will teach you about the important role the Thames played during the Blitz. These Londoners from the past will be around the Lower Galleries in the museum between 11 am-5 pm.

London Bridge is falling down
Sat 22 February + Sun 23 February
12pm – 1.30pm + 2.30pm – 4pm

Can you help rebuild the iconic London Bridge?

Tales from London Bridge (c) Museum of London
(c) Museum of London

Be inspired by the original Roman crossing and learn about weights and measures from Londinium.

Then construct your own bridge from craft materials and test it out!

Gone fishing
Sat 22 February + Sun 23 February
12pm – 1.30pm + 2pm – 3.30pm

Discover the history of fish and fishing in the River Thames in a creative art session.

Find out more here.


15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020


12:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Museum of London
150 London Wall, London

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